BlackBerry KeyOne Advantages, Disadvantages, Price & Specifications

BlackBerry launched a new high end smart phone called “KeyOne” to the market. Currently, available in Amazon for you to buy. Best price of BlackBerry KeyOne is around Rs.39,990/- in India and $588 in USA. If you’re planning to buy this, then you should be aware of it’s advantages, disadvantages, price & specifications.

Best Price: Rs.39,990(India), $588(USA).

Key Features:

  • Android OS, v7.1(Nougat).
  • 4.5 inch, IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset.
  • Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.
  • 3 GB RAM.
  • 12 MP rear camera & 8 MP front facing camera.
  • 3505 mAh battery

Advantages of Blackberry KeyOne:

  • BlackBerry KeyOne runs on latest Android OS, v7.1(Nougat).
  • Presents 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and Multitouch in it.
  • It provides 3 GB RAM.
  • It encompasses with Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.
  • It is built with Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Chipset.
  • Constitutes with an internal memory of 32 GB and with expandable memory support up to 256 GB via microSD support.
  • Comes with 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front facing camera and with additional features like phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.3” sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection as a protection feature.
  • It comes with screen-to-body ratio of nearly 55.9 % which is really the worst feature and have to improve alot.
  • Its display has an average pixel density for its resolution (~433 ppi pixel density) which is just required.
  • Supports HD video recording at 2160p@30fps,
  • It has battery capacity of 3505 mAh which is superb and it is a non removable battery device.
  • Supports almost all connectives like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, GPS, USB, 3G, 4G, NFC.
  • It comes with additional features like Document viewer, Photo editor/viewer, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Supports sensors like Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Disadvantages of BlackBerry KeyOne:

  • Comes as a Non Removable Battery Device.
  • It has the worst screen-to-body ratio.
  • Available only in Black color variant.
  • Weighs bit heavy.
  • It even looks thicker.
  • Chipset is not worth for its price.
  • Bluetooth comes with v4.2 which is not the latest version, as the latest version is 5.1
  • Not a Dual SIM supportive phone.

Specification

General Features

Brand: BlackBerry

Model Name: KeyOne

SIM Type: Nano-SIM

Operating System: Android OS, v7.1(Nougat)

Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625

Colors: Black

Accessories in Box: --

Display

Touch Screen: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, 16M Colors

Display Size: 4.5 inches (~55.9% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 1080 x 1620 pixels (~433 ppi pixel density)

Other Display Features: Muktitouch with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection

Dimensions

Dimensions: 149.1 x 72.4 x 9.4 mm

Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)

Camera Features

Rear Camera: 12 MP

Front Camera: 8 MP

Video Recording: 2160p@30fps

Other Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama

Battery Capacity

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3505 mAh battery

Talk Time: --

Standby Time: --

Memory & Storage

Internal: 32 GB

Expandable Memory: microSD, up to 256 GB

RAM: 3 GB

Connectivity

GPRS: yes

EDGE: yes

3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100

4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) - EMEA, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 41(2500) - US v2, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Canada, LATAM, APAC, US v1

Wifi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

USB Connectivity: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR

NFC: yes

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS2

Other Features

FM: yes

Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Additional Features & Apps: Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0), Photo/video editor, Document viewer

Price

USA: $573

India: Rs.38,999

6 Total Score
Avoid it !!!!

BlackBerry KeyOne is the smart phone which provides features as it is a mid ranged mobile being high ranged mobile. So, we suggest you to look other mobiles instead of this.

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